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  • Korean Sentence Connectors Part 2 (~서, ~니까, ~때문에) | Live Class Abridged

    This is an abridged version of the live stream covering sentence connectors, and is part 2 of the previous video. This episode covers ~서, ~니까, ~때문, ~덕분, and more.

    The post Korean Sentence Connectors Part 2 (~서, ~니까, ~때문에) | Live Class Abridged appeared first on Learn Korean with GO! Billy Korean.


  • 2018: Year in Review

    I was going to do this the traditional way where I tell you about all the amazing work that I have done and wow you all with the places I’ve been and the things that I have done.

    However, I realized that my purpose here or better yet, the reason that you are here is because of my photos. I just want to take you through a year of my photography (explaining as I go) with more photos than words.


  • Superficial TEFL Course Standards

    Here are three superficial TEFL course standards. 

    1. Accreditation

    How is accreditation superficial?

    Well, you may assume that accreditation is a marker of quality, but why is that? Is it because it has been vetted by a 3rd party and deemed sufficiant? Probably, but what do you know about that accrediting party?

    Probably nothing.

    Seriously what do you know about that accreditation agency? Do you know anymore about them than you do the TEFL course provider? 

    If you are starting to catch my driff accreditation goes on behind the scenes. Is accreditation more valuable to you than a review? Or is it the same? They are kinda similar in a way, but accreditation costs money.

    How do you feel about paid reviews? Well, accreditation is a paid review hopefully done by someone who knows something.

    Here are some facts about accreditation.


  • Tasting Korea’s Spicy Chicken Feet | 닭발

    Chicken feet?! I'd heard that Korea sold chicken feet many years ago as a popular snack - served spicy - but didn't know it was actually a "thing" that young people enjoyed... until my good friend 소영 told me it was one of her favorite foods! I couldn't believe it. So since I'd never tried it and wasn't even sure what to expect, I told her we should go eat it together and make a video about it.

    What should I try next with 소영? Would you ever try chicken feet?


  • The Nature of the Beast

    It’s the wee hours of a Saturday morning, and I’m already regretting letting that last cup of coffee in the evening get the best of me — it’s so hard to resist a hot cup of something after dark when it’s this cold, but tea just feels so anemic, unless I go to great lengths to turn it into a latte-type thing that’s really just a counterfeit version of what I really want — a fucking cup of coffee.


  • The Bucket Shot: You Can Do It Too

    I don’t want to make this another DIY Photography-style, post where I pop a youtube video in a post and then add a couple of sentences about what I think. Instead, I am going to use the video as a point of reference for a larger topic.

    Peter McKinnon dropped his latest video yesterday and it is everything you’d expect from the guy who forever changed photography-youtube videos. To be honest, I feel that the man deserves his own show on Netflix.


  • How To Say ‘Where’ In Korean

    When learning a new language, even if you aren’t attempting to reach full fluency, there are pieces of vocabulary that absolutely should be learned. The word ‘where’ is one such word. Learning how to say ‘where’ in Korean will open so many doors to more vocabulary.

    Today’s lesson will focus on how to say ‘where’ in Korean. Not only will it be explained to you briefly, you will be shown a lot of examples of the word in use. It is an easy word to learn and to remember, but also so important. Now, where shall we start?


  • Korean Sentence Connectors (~고, ~지만, ~는데 & ~은/ㄴ데) | Live Class Abridged

    This is the abridged version of the live stream Korean class about the connectors ~고, ~지만, and ~은/ㄴ데.


  • The Rise of Korean Dramas

    Often when the general public discusses Korean popular culture, and the Hallyu Wave that rose from it, they are usually talking about K-pop front, right, and center. But did you know that, long before K-pop was popular among listeners and fans outside of Korea, it was Korean dramas that were breaking bank abroad? Among these Korean dramas was, most notably, Winter Sonata. This drama was a massive hit among the generation before us.

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  • Chicken Katsu (치킨까스)

    This is a variation of the popular Korean/Japanese fried pork cutlet dish that uses chicken instead. The chicken is marinated in a soy/ginger/garlic sauce to give it deep flavor before breading and frying for a crispy finish.

    The ingredients below are for 1-2 sevings and are approximate depending on the size of you chicken pieces.


  • Do You Need to Live in Korea to Learn Korean?

    What do you think? Do you need to be in Korea to learn Korean? How about to a fluent level?

    I debated this together with Sean Pablo, a fellow YouTuber from California. I took the side of saying that it's not necessary (for the purpose of having a debate), and Sean took the side of saying that it is necessary. We talked about the pros of living in Korea, and also why it might not be necessary (or is it?). Check it out~!


  • Merry Christmas & Happy Yule

    So here’s what happened. I was all set to start blogging on the regular again, with my new, relaxed schedule — I even did a whole photoshoot for how to make pumpkin purée, but the file is still sitting there untouched on my desktop, because, one day in early November, while I was in the studio working on a recipe for pumpkin spice cinnamon rolls, my old producer walked in.

    She told me that she wanted me to come work on her new show with her. In exchange for going back to the radio station, I could work from home all but one day a week, and the most challenging part of the job — managing upwards of 20 guests per week — would be a nonissue, since the new show has no guests at all.


  • Nothing's Really Real Podcast: (Ep 42) Babopalooza

    Nothing's Really Real is a podcast based out of Busan, South Korea.

    (Episode 42) Babopalooza was a sketch comedy show held on December 1st and 2nd of 2006 in Busan, South Korea. A little over a week later, nine of the foreign performers began being arrested, interrogated and in some cases drug tested by the International Crime Division of the Korean police force.


  • Gwangmyeongsa Temple – 광명사 (Busanjin-gu, Busan)


  • How To Say ‘Shy’ In Korean

    An integral part of learning a new language is getting comfortable with the adjectives with which you will be able to describe the world around you and even yourself. In today’s lesson we will go over an adjective that will help you describe a character trait or behavior. Very soon you’ll know how to say shy in Korean!

     

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    ‘Shy’ in Korean

    There are a few words you can choose from when you want to say shy in Korean. The first word you can use is 수줍다 (sujubda). If you open the online dictionary, this is the one it will offer you first.


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